City of Kamloops closes more parks amid extreme fire risk

By James Peters
July 10, 2017 - 11:56am Updated: July 12, 2017 - 12:44pm

KAMLOOPS — The extreme fire danger is has led the City of Kamloops to close 16 parks within the city.

Kamloops Fire Rescue Chief Mike Adams says the parks are closed to all bicycle, pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

"Three years ago, we shut down the parks for the same reason," said Adams. "We are in high to extreme fire danger rating and we felt it prudent for public safety that we shut the parks down. As you know, one of the causes of a wildfire is a human cause, so we thought this would reduce the risk, and we appreciate everybody's understanding and cooperation."

"(These parks have) been identified as a higher hazard, so those are the ones we took action on. We appreciate the community's cooperation. Stay out of those parks until the hazard passes and we'll be able to open them again."

MAP: Park closures in Kamloops

The parks closed are:

  • Kenna Cartwright Park 
  • High Canada park
  • Rosehill Park 
  • Peterson Creek Park
  • Valleyview Nature Park
  • Capilano Park
  • Highland Park
  • Dallas/Barnhatvale Park
  • Sahali Terrace
  • Batchelor Nature Park
  • Skyline Park
  • Sifton Loop
  • Gleneagles Park
  • Campbell Creek Nature Park
  • Kamloops Bike Ranch
  • Pineview Trail Network

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